The CyberWire Daily Podcast 8.25.22
Ep 1649 | 8.25.22

Notes from six months of hybrid war. Oktapus criminal campaign. Exotic Lily and Bumblebee Loader. Insights derived from DNS traffic. US DHS shutters its Disinformation Governance Board.

Show Notes

Ukrainian and Russian cyber operations at six months. Oktapus criminal campaign compromises 9931 accounts in more than 130 organizations. Exotic Lily and Bumblebee Loader. Insights derived from DNS traffic. Chris Novak from Verizon on DHS Cyber Safety Review Board's report on the Log4j investigation that Verizon conducted. Dave Bittner sits down with our guest Dr. Scott Crowder, CTO and VP, Quantum Computing, Technical Strategy and Transformation for IBM Systems to discuss the increasingly urgent need for industries to prepare for security threats that quantum could unleash. And the US Department of Homeland Security shutters its Disinformation Governance Board.

Selected reading.

How Ukraine used Russia’s digital playbook against the Kremlin (POLITICO)

Ukraine's volunteer 'IT army' responds to Russian hackers, minister says (ABC News) 

Overview of the Cyber Weapons Used in the Ukraine - Russia War (Trustwave) 

How Russia-Ukraine cyberwar is impacting orgs: Two-thirds say they have been targeted (VentureBeat)

Twilio hackers breached over 130 organizations during months-long hacking spree (TechCrunch)

Roasting 0ktapus: The phishing campaign going after Okta identity credentials (Group-IB)

Bumblebee Malware Loader: Deep Instinct Prevents Attack Pre-Execution (Deep Instinct)

Akamai’s Insights on DNS in Q2 2022 (Akamai)

Following HSAC Recommendation, DHS terminates Disinformation Governance Board (US Department of Homeland Security)

Homeland Security Scraps Disinformation Board Attacked by GOP (Bloomberg)